Mint Julep

Now let’s be real here… who needs a silver cup to enjoy the classic Mint Julep?

Mint Julep

Honestly, I’ve never been into any kind of pro sports, racing or anything of the nature.

But one thing’s for sure:  You can always count me in for the party.  

We recently got invited to my first Kentucky Derby party and of course we accepted.  Apparently my big round head has to sport a big hat for a contest.

And I’m soooooo looking forward to it!

Mint Julep

The Mint Julep is the traditional drink of the Kentucky Derby, so I’m sure I’ll be sippin’ on a few of these.  It’s customary that they’re served in silver cups, but I didn’t have a silver cup to prepare this in.  Doesn’t matter to me.  Oh, and the ice is supposed to be crushed.  I can handle that.

Horse Eating Carrots

I’ve never had much to do with horses at all until I recently moved.  My new neighbor has 2 of the most beautiful friendly horses, and I visit them about once a week to feed them a few carrots.

Horse Eating Carrots

Aren’t they the coolest?

Mint Julep

So it doesn’t matter if you’re into horses, racing or competitive sports… you can always enjoy this Mint Julep cocktail like I do… at ANY event!

Disclosure:  The folks at Knob Creek were nice enough to provide me with a bottle of their awesome bourbon that I made this Mint Julep with.  All opinions shared are my own.

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Mint Julep
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  • 8-10 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • Extra mint sprig, for garnish
  1. In a glass, muddle mint leaves with sugar (if you don't have a muddler, use the back of a wooden spoon).
  2. Fill the glass with crushed ice. Top with bourbon and stir to combine. Garnish with fresh mint sprig.
Adapted from Kitchen Riffs


    • Amy @ The Blond Cook says

      Thank you so much, Valerie… they’re one of my favorite things to photograph. The horses, on the other hand, weren’t that easy to capture! :-)

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